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Monday, 22 November 2021 14:47

OPINION: General Assembly can still make history

The North Carolina General Assembly remains poised to make open government history next week when lawmakers return to Raleigh for the last time in 2021. It has been a while since our legislature has made any meaningful improvement to North Carolinians’ right to know about government action and performance through access to state and local government records and meetings. Now’s their chance.

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HAMLET — The president of Richmond Community College reflected on the challenges of the past two years, from a major cyber attack on the College’s computer network to a worldwide pandemic, and said the College is stronger because of these events.

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:12

FirstHealth mandates vaccines for employees, volunteers

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced Wednesday that it has instituted a mandatory vaccination policy.

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Wednesday, 08 September 2021 20:37

Rockingham, Hamlet, RCC offering vaccine incentives

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s two largest municipalities and the community college are offering financial incentives to employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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HAMLET — Ada Blanchard still has the clothes she wore to work Sept. 3, 1991 — the day of the tragic fire at Imperial Foods that left 24 of her coworkers dead.

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RALEIGH — A bill to provide more transparency to the public regarding performance and disciplinary records of government employees moved one step closer to becoming law Monday evening as House Bill 64, Government Transparency Act of 2021, passed its third reading in the N.C. Senate. If enacted as law, the new requirements would apply to state employees and workers in local school districts, counties, cities, and colleges and universities.

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RALEIGH — A bill that would open disciplinary records of government employees is crawling through the Senate, and employee unions and Democrats are determined to kill it.

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With no meaningful state law giving North Carolinians the right to see disciplinary records of those they employ in state and local government jobs, how will we ever know? 

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